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Search for Eyemouth fisherman called off

Police and the RNLI have been searching the harbour and coast. Credit: Bill Johnson

The official search for a fisherman from Eyemouth, who went missing before Christmas, has now been called off.

John Young, 66, was last seen leaving The Fleet pub on the evening of Friday, December 19. He was heading towards the harbour area.

Police Scotland and the Eyemouth Lifeboat Crew have been searching the harbour and coastline, but have still not found him.

The search has now been called off. Credit: Bill Johnson

The search has now been called off, but police are still appealing for any information on his whereabouts.

"Police in Eyemouth are continuing to appeal for information to trace John Young, from Eyemouth, who was last seen in the Fleet bar on the evening 19th December.

A search of the harbour and surrounding areas was carried out by coastguards and police divers, but this has now been exhausted.

However we are continuing to appeal for anyone who believes they saw John on the evening of Friday 19th December around the Fleet bar and Eyemouth Harbour, to come forward to police."

– Police Scotland

PHOTO: Missing Eyemouth man John Young

Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland have released a picture of missing Eyemouth man John Young.

The 66-year-old was last seen on Friday evening leaving the Fleet Pub in the centre of the town.

It's thought he walked off in the direction of the harbour. Police officers and the Coastguard have been searching the area for the past two days.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

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Fishing community "in shock" over missing man

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The fishing community in Eyemouth is said to be "in shock" at the disappearance of a well-known local man.

John Young was last seen leaving the Fleet Pub in the town at around 6.30pm on Friday evening.

Teams from Police Scotland and HM Coastguard have been working around the harbour area.

"John's a well known local man and fisherman. He's worked on the boats here for many years and we're all in shock at the moment.

"There's a strange feeling today. He would usually be in the pub on a Sunday having a catch up with locals. "

– Local fisherman

Search for missing man at Eyemouth harbour

Police and the coastguard are searching for a missing man who was last seen leaving a pub and heading towards the harbour area of Eyemouth, in the Scottish Borders.

Police search the harbour area of Eyemouth for missing John Young, 66.

John Young, 66, was last seen leaving The Fleet pub at about 6.30pm on Friday, 19th December.

He is described as white, 6ft 1in tall, slim build, with short dark hair and a beard and was wearing a hat, a dark grey jacket fawn trousers and a blue t-shirt.

Missing man seen heading towards Eyemouth harbour

Police Scotland and the coastguard are searching for a 66-year-old man from Eyemouth, in the Scottish Borders, who has been missing since he left a pub on Friday evening.

John Young left The Fleet pub at about 6:30pm and was seen heading towards the harbour area of Eyemouth.

He is white, 6ft 1in tall, slim build, with short dark hair and a beard. He was wearing a hat, a dark grey jacket fawn trousers and a blue t-shirt.

Three in hospital after Borders crash

Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash, this morning, in the Scottish Borders.

Police report that the crash happened around 4.35am this morning on the A1107 between the A1 and Eyemouth. A black Vauxhall Corsa, believed to be heading north, came off the road.

The 20-year-old male driver was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be treated for serious injuries.

The two passengers, a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman were treated for minor injuries at Borders General Hospital.

Anyone with information should contact the police.

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Missing diver's body found

His family described him as a 'loving husband and father'. Credit: Police Scotland

The body of a diver, who had been reported missing in Eyemouth, has been recovered.

Paul Brown from Manchester was last seen scuba diving with a group off St Abbs Head near Eyemouth on Sunday, 24th August.

Police Scotland say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 49-year-old's death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Read: Family pay tribute to missing husband and father

Hop onboard the only engineless cargo ship

The Tres Hombres cargo sailing ship Credit: Fairtransport/Eyemouth Harbour Trust

Visitors will be able to get onboard the world's only engineless sailing cargo ship when it visits Eyemouth Harbour on the 28th August.

The ship, the 'SV Tres Hombres' will stop en route from Copenhagen to Great Yarmouth as part of a European journey. The owners of the ship 'Fairtransport', based in the Netherlands, are said to be the world's first 'emission free' shipping company.

It will stay at the port until the 31st August.

  • The Tres Hombres was originally built in 1943 and has been restored before joining Fairtransport's fleet
  • The overall length of it is 32 metres
  • It's Gross Tonnage is 128 tons

Eyemouth Herring Queen tradition lives on

Crown is passed from last year's queen to Ailsa Landels Credit: ITV Border

Thousands gathered in Berwickshire to celebrate the crowning of the 70th Eyemouth Herring Queen.

This year's queen Ailsa Landels was crowned on Saturday 26 July by last year's queen Devon McNab.

Family of Herring Queens: Jean Rosie, Anne Rosie and Margaret Collin Credit: ITV Border

The first crowning took place in 1939 but they didn't have another until after the Second World War, when Anne Rosie, who is the oldest surviving queen, was crowned in 1946.

Anne's sister Jean was crowned in 1956 and her daughter Margaret Collin became Eyemouth Queen in 1969.

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